Use of Fuzzy Neural Network to Predict Coronary Heart Disease in a Malaysian Sample

Abidin B., Dom R. M., Rahman A. R. A., Bakar R. A.

8th WSEAS International Conference on Telecommunications and Informatics, İstanbul, Turkey, 30 May - 01 June 2009, pp.76-78 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-78
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of fuzzy neural network model to predict the likelihood of coronary heart disease for individuals based on knowledge of their biomarkers, risk habits and demographic profiles. The prediction performance of fuzzy neural network models were measured in terms of percentage accuracies and compared with the prediction performance of logistic regression models. Provisionary results showed that four markers namely body mass index, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol level, and age are the appropriate markers for the prediction of coronary heart disease in the sample Studied. Fuzzy neural network models prediction performance were found to be superior to the logistic regression performance as well as to other results reported in related literature.